New York City

SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York

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SoHo Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Pack highlights of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—all into one day with this walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of the neighborhood.
  • A great introduction to NYC’s SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown neighborhoods
  • Learn about New York City’s early days of immigration and gang violence
  • A guide knows the best ways around the city to see more in less time
  • A noon start time frees up the morning and evening for other plans

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A great choice if you're looking for an overview of these famed neighborhoods, rather than an in-depth tour. It's easy to fit into your day.

What's Included

  • Professional, entertaining, local guide in English
  • Explore the neighborhoods of Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown
  • Gratuities
  • Cost of food

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 155 6th Ave
    155 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013, USA

    Please meet at the SW corner of Spring Street and 6th Avenue at Spring Street Park. It is the corner across from 'Altro Paradiso'. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and they will be wearing an orange hat AND/OR a blue top or jacket.

End point

  • Chinatown
    Chinatown, New York, NY, USA

    Tour ends at Columbus Park (Mulberry Street &, Baxter St, New York, NY 10013) in Chinatown.

What To Expect

Meet the tour guide and group in SoHo to begin this walking tour of three of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown.

Walking toward Greene Street, see the site of the Manhattan Well Murder, the first recorded homicide case in New York City and the first murder trial in American history to be fully documented by a court stenographer. This well is currently in the basement of the Manhattan Bistro restaurant. Needless to say, there are a lot of requests to see the basement here.

Much of SoHo includes the Cast Iron Historic District, which consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. Look out for celebrities in this area as SoHo is a favorite spot for movie stars and models.

In Little Italy, listen to stories about mobsters like John Gotti, plus the troubles Italian immigrants faced when they first arrived here. The name Little Italy doesn’t really apply today. It was once known for its large population of Italians, but the neighborhood only has a few Italian stores and restaurants remaining now.

Just a few blocks away is Chinatown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan and home to one of the largest concentrations of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Chinatown provides a fascinating cultural experience.

Finally, visit the site of Five Points, a spot that gained international notoriety as a disease-ridden, crime-infested slum in the 1800s, before you end the tour in Columbus Park.

Get a chance to sample some of the local foods in these historic neighborhoods.


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Little Italy

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How much walking will we be doing on the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:There’s 2-3 miles of walking at a moderate pace.

Feb 2021

Q:Will there be time for shopping during the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:There’s no time built in for shopping, but your guide can direct you to any shopping areas of interest when the tour has ended, and you’ll enjoy plenty of window-shopping as you stroll the different neighborhoods.

Feb 2021

Q:Will there be time to purchase/sample foods during the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:There may be short stops during the tour to purchase different types of ethnic foods. However, there’s no opportunity to sit down and eat a meal — we have a lot to cover!

Feb 2021

Q:What if it rains during my SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips

Don’t miss this tour or meeting this guide, so knowledgeable and her love of the city is contagious.
I recommended the tour at dinner last night to friends.


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Educational, interesting and fun
Joanna_B, Sep 2023
It was most satisfying experience. Not the least because of our guide, Alex. She is a very gifted story teller and fun to be with. I liked the mixture of history, architecture and murder stories she presented us for. Interesting and most enjoyable.
Great experience
melita_p, Sep 2023
Jake our tour guise was so nice and funny and so knowledgeable in all city and really nice historic story he gave us..I enjoyed it and our group of 15 people 😀
Great guide
IDAN_F, Sep 2023
Joseph was really great, told us great stories alongside information about the places. really enjoyed it.
It was good
Anonymous, Sep 2023
It was good even on a rainy day, had a look round and heard some stories about the area and it’s history.
Fabulous Time
Lisa_G, Sep 2023
Totally enjoyed walking & listening to Jacob our tour guide. Learnt lots & even back tracked to some of the eateries Jacob recommended. Eileen’s Cheesecake was a highlight .
Awesome tour with Angela
Robert_K, Sep 2023
A wonderful tour with lots of cool historical stories and great recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. A really fun and diverse part of NYC.
Educational the speaker was very clear to understand
Helen_Q, Sep 2023
The cast iron buildings, the sun light tubes on the sidewalks, the little italy festival, thank you. …………….
It was very good.
christophebartlett, Sep 2023
Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I loved it. It was a pleasure to have him as my tour guide.
A great experience
Scott_G, Sep 2023
Interesting and entertaining tour! Verena was excellent. Pace was reasonable and the fact we had a gorgeous day sure made it easy!
3 Neighbourhood stories told in a personal way
Nina_T, Aug 2023
Stories of these 3 neighbourhoods told in a personal way by a native New Yorker. Great experience. My teenage kids found it interesting.
The tour guide Joseph was...
Frances_Z, Aug 2023
The tour guide Joseph was very informative…enjoyed Soho, little Italy and Chinatown… I think next time I would do the tour in the fall when it is cooler.
Waste of time and money
Wendy_L, Aug 2023
Worst tour I’ve had. The tour guide was completely unaware of the group’s reaction to her kindergarten level information and humor. She was not well-informed about the buildings/neighborhoods other than the rote info she had memorized. She tried to bond with my daughter and me by talking about whether weed was legal in our state. What?? We actually walked away half-way through the tour because time is precious when we’re in New York and this tour was painful.
Excellent tour with more than excellent guide
Penny_S, Aug 2023
This was a great walking tour with just the right amount of information delivered at the right pace. It ran right on time (2-2:10 hours with a 25 min break). Jonathan was a superb guide. In a group of 20 people, he remembered everyone’s name and where they came from. He spoke both French and German and was engaging and personable.
Two Thumbs Up
IAIN_F, Aug 2023
Awesome tour of the historic district of NY city. SOHO can not be understated for its beauty and impeccable maintained state. Little Italy and Chinatown surreal to see and their historical significance can not be understated. Learned so much on this tour including stories of stuggle, transformation, corruption and murder within these districts. Highly recommend!
Fun Tour
Kimberly_S, Aug 2023
Fun, energetic, knowledgeable tour guide led us through the neighborhood with bite-sized stories of interest
Alex was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic
Thelda_K, Aug 2023
Many interesting facts on both history of the area and well known happenings there Alex kept us all together and that is no small accomplishment.
Awesome Walking great experience
Adrienne_T, Aug 2023
Great walking to her to see the city enthusiastic guide who made it very fun for all ages. I highly recommend.
Jeannie_M, Aug 2023
Had a great time on the tour, our guide was great informative and very passionate about NYC!! Highly recommend.
Fun and informative! A guide perfectly suited for covering so much info in such a short time! Excellent!
Ronald_T, Aug 2023
Our Granddaughter, 18 was focused in the moment with entertaining stories and getting a rich story of the past and present of this area for a top guide!
Best tour ever
Xavier_G, Jul 2023
I would like to rate it more than 5 stars if possible. This tour is a must if you want to have a real insight of these lovely neighbourhoods. I have had several tours during my stay in NY, and our tour guide (Verena), was by far the best one we encountered. She was fun, quite knowledgeable and provided a lot of information at every corner of the tour. Having the chance to walk these streets with someone that expert is priceless.

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